Mesa’s residents will have their first chance to comment on the city’s anticipated 2008 property tax election.
The city has firmed up an approximate $403 million bond proposal aimed at bolstering fire, police, street and road improvements within the city.
The city is expected to break the proposals into two questions on the November 2008 ballot.
One would authorize 46 street projects at a cost of $230.5 million. The other would help build public safety improvements at a cost of $172.4 million.
If approved, the bonds would be assessed to property owners in the city as a secondary property tax. The tax would expire after the bonds are paid off. However, city officials have mentioned that these type elections could come in cycles, to fund ongoing improvements years down the road.
The public hearing will be during the Monday regular council meeting. The meeting begins at 5:45 p.m. in the City Council chambers, 57 E. First St.
Listings of the various proposed projects and their summaries may be found on the city’s Web site at www.cityofmesa.org.